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WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our Eutrophication and Hypoxia, Water Quality Trading, U.S. Local Climate Impacts Initiative, and U.S. Climate Action projects.

Putting a price on carbon can be an effective policy to spur innovation, create lasting economic growth, and help the United States achieve its carbon reduction goals.

Today, on Earth Day, President Obama delivered remarks from the Florida Everglades on the impacts of climate change and how the administration is responding.

Following is a statement from Sam Adams, director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute:

“The message for Earth Day is clear: We need to do more to protect our lands and our communities from the impacts of climate change. From sea-level rise in Florida to drought in California, the reality is that climate change is no longer a distant threat.

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